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For questions about the web version of Google Documents, the word processor from Google. For questions about the file manager application use tag [google-drive] instead. Do NOT normally apply both to the same question.

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How can I transfer the contents of hundreds of emails to a single Google Docs/text editor document?

A friend and I write together, via email, back and forth a little at a time. we have already once taken a few hundred thousand word story and painstakingly copied and pasted it into a Google document.
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How can I prevent users from “resolving” comments in Google apps?

I would like to give users the chance to comment on a Google doc but not to resolve comments I or other editors made on it. But if I invite a user in "comment" mode it seems they can resolve comments ...
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How to copy from a protected Google doc?

I just came upon a Google doc from a high school account that I no longer have access to. I want to copy paste my work, but the copy paste functionality is disabled. I know you could access developer ...
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Google Docs thinks that I am using an Apple keyboard even though I'm not (non-Chrome browser)

I'm using the Gnome Web browser on Linux which happens to be my favorite browser. I'm having an issue with all Google Docs applications where it assumes I'm using an Apple keyboard when I'm not. This ...
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How can I set a background color for an entire paragraph?

I want to programmatically style a paragraph with a background color to make a "code area", just like when using a triple backquote around a paragraph in Stackoverflow, or like in this question. I ...
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Can you resolve Google Docs' comments by email?

In Asana, you can complete a todo by sending a reply to an email about it with the email contents "complete". Can you do something similar to resolve a comment in a Google Doc?
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Copy and paste text with comments

I've got 2 google drive documents that have comments in them, made using the comments tool. I'd like to copy and paste text along with its comments between the 2 documents is that possible?
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How do I have one page in portrait and the rest in landscape in Google Docs?

I am working on a school project and I need one page in portrait and the rest in the landscape. I would rather not have multiple documents though. Any suggestions?
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Google Docs Ctrl + Shift + L not working

So CtrlShiftL does nothing in Google Docs, where CtrlShiftR and CtrlShiftE work. I tried this on the same google doc but on my Chromebook, and it works. My laptop is Windows 10, so I figured something ...
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How to remove unused colors from the custom color list in Google Docs? [duplicate]

I changed my default styles from one set of colors to another. Now there are still some of the old colors lying around in Google's custom color picker at the bottom. This is problematic because when I ...
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See the number of comments in a Google Doc

How can I see the number of comments made on a Google Doc? Apart from manually counting them, of course... Thanks!
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all or many of my google docs posts titles are being turned into numbers help please!

all or many of my the titles of google docs are being turned into numbers Is it a Google Drive problem - or a duplicates problem or something else?
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Google Docs - user's icons

We use Google Docs and some of the nicknames inside the sheets of the people that are logged in the document are colourful and others are faded... Some users are clear and some are blurred... I ...
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Google Docs equivalent to MS-Word Savedate and Revision Number

Goal: insert a pair of fields, which would reflect the last date / time of last saved update and revision number. I realize that GD continuously saves as one types, however, revisions are 'snapped' ...
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Google Docs copy paste formatting / indent question

So say I am taking a YouTube transcript, and copying the whole thing, and then pasting it into a document. The way the transcript is set up with YouTube it's layered like every 5 seconds so its lines ...
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Is there a way to allow markdown style code snippets in google docs? [duplicate]

I have seen a couple of methods of formatting code in google docs (e.g. here and here), and they both involve addons which then require you to go through menus (GUIs). Is there a way of changing ...
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Ban a specific user from commenting on Google Docs

I have a Google Docs document that I allow public comments on. Lately, one specific user has been repeatedly adding unhelpful comments and hiding (marking as resolved) all of everyone else's comments. ...
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Automatically highlight changes in a sheet

I am having a Master engg roster sheet for manpower scheduling and another engg sheet that is shared with everyone. Master engg roster ( not shared with people) engg roster ( shared with people) I ...
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How to remove borders around inserted images in Google Docs?

I'm trying to have a background image taking full height and full width of my document (which is set with all four margins equal to zero). Annoyingly though, Google docs adds very small left and top ...
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Is it possible to make comments visible only to author and owner on Google Docs?

I've been thinking about using Google Docs to share a novel with a few beta-readers because it is simpler than sending every one of them a separate text file and keeping track of the comments across ...
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How can sub-lists at the same level be given mixed list styles?

It seems if you change the list style (e.g. Roman numbered, or square bullets) in Google Docs for a list at a certain level, other sub-lists at the same level are also changed. For example, you can't ...
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PDFs created using Google Docs don't upload correctly

I have my college students upload PDF documents to Moodle (learning platform) for various assignments. Numerous students had issues uploading their PDF documents to Moodle -- Moodle gets stuck in an ...
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Match an automatic newline with regex find and replace in Google Docs

Google Docs implements regex find/replace, but I've been unable to match newlines that haven't been created explicitly by pressing the enter key. Is there any way to match 'implicit' newlines in ...
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How can I change multiple collaborators to “comment only”, at once?

If I happen to have many people individually editing a shared folder in Google Drive, how can I easily downgrade everybody's access on files that I add? The situation in which this would be needed is ...
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How to undo strikethrough on Google documents

How do I undo strikethrough on a whole page with table layout? I have tried Command key + Shift + X and it does not work.
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Different Header/Footer on Different Pages

How do I make this: Pages 2–14: Header A + Footnote Pages 15–25: Header B + Footnote Pages 26–30: Header C + Footnote And so on. I’m trying to write a story and have lots of chapters, and I want to ...
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How can view details of a Google Docs' document while editing it?

I want to be able to view the Folder (location) and other info (file size, etc.)
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Track Changes, View “Final” in Google Docs?

Google Docs has a feature called "Suggesting" which is similar to Microsoft Word's "Track Changes". In Microsoft Word, once you have made your changes there is an option to view the file with "Final"....
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Highlights connected to comments dissappeared

I have someone reviewing a document for me in Google Docs. All of a sudden her comments are there on the right, but the highlight over the text associated with that comment is gone. In other words, I ...
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How do I set text to 'Normal Text' while keeping style in Google Docs

So in order for my table of content working properly, I want to set some of my texts to Normal Text (which removes them from the table of content) while keeping its styles. Is it possible to achieve ...
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Highlight cell border in Google Docs

I'm trying to create a table in Google Docs. I need a header row at the top and a similar column on the left side. To distinguish these from the rest of the table I am trying to embolden the line ...
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How can I change the Google Docs (Sheets, Slides) user interface design?

I have several Google accounts. I noticed that the user interface of G Suite Apps in my new account is different from the one in my old account. Could you please tell whether I can choose it and how I ...
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In a Google Doc, how can I make a refreshable “Table of Contents” in a different doc than it indexes?

When I create the table of contents in a particular doc, I'm able to refresh it after changes are made to that doc. I can even copy and paste this TOC to another doc and the links still work. However, ...
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How to keep a copy of a Google Doc even after the owner deletes it?

I noticed that when the owner permanently deletes a document, it becomes unavailable to users sharing it. How can I ensure that I keep a copy (with the latest changes) of it even if it's permanently ...
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How to merge Google documents with PDF files automatically?

I am trying to merge different file sources into one Google doc, in a programmatic way. That means I should use Google scripting. So far I do not have problems inserting text files, images, MS Word or ...
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How do I preserve column widths when pasting a Google Doc table into Gmail?

Say I have the following table in Google Docs: (Yes it's a table, the borders are just set to 0.) If I try to copy it and paste it into Gmail, it gets rid of all the column spacing: (Notice ...
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What is the default font in Google Docs?

I changed my default styles in Google Docs, but would like to know what Google Docs originally "ships" with, without tweaking my default styles. What is the original font and size that comes with ...
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How do I create a “copy only” link in Google Sheets or Docs?

Oftentimes people will create templates in Google Sheets or Google Docs and have the first part of the document say something like this: BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY CHANGES, go to File > Make a copy... ...
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How to automatically size tables to the entire width of a Google Doc?

When I insert a table into Google Docs (say 2x3), something magical happens: ... whenever I delete any of the three columns (say "c" in this case), the table automatically resizes the columns to span ...
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Is it possible to reverse engineer a Google Doc into Google Apps Script File?

I'm trying to figure out if it is it possible to reverse engineer a Google Doc into Google Apps Script File? I'd like to be able to evaluate a Google Doc (GD#1) by its URL and convert that doc into a ...
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Insert a link to a specific page of a Google Doc in a Google Spreadsheet

I need to insert a link to a specific page of a Google Doc in a cell of a Google Spreadsheet. Is that possible?
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In Google Docs, how do I make every paragraph have its own #heading tag in its URL without using a Style?

I have some documents in which every paragraph has its own #heading URL tag, even if it is Normal Text (no Style applied), and it helps a lot to externally refer to a specific part of the document, ...
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Inserting replaceable text for later?

I don't know how this functionality is called, but I think Word had it for years. Basically, I want to do something like this: {Character1} just got out of his bed when he heard a loud noise outside. ...
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Inserting multiple page breaks (after each table)

I have google docs with many tables. I want every table to start in a new page. Is there a way to insert a page break after each table in the document, all at once? I used to insert them one by one ...
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Edit the Custom Colors for Text Colors in Google Docs

In Google Docs, I cannot change a Custom Text Color. If I select Custom Colors for a Text Color, those selected Custom Colors cannot later be edited. Is there any way to unset previously picked ...
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Google Doc - applying headers to single line only - after pasting as plain text

The issue: https://youtu.be/OXS3wTR7YJw Make notes in "Notes" (better for offline) Paste into Google Doc Apply a header Sh!t the whole thing is formatted now Related but not the same: Create ...
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Removing Styles In Google Docs?

I'm working on a corporate document template and had all of my styles in perfect order until I noticed there was an extra style. I used that style to see where it came from and it added another style. ...
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Enormous green disk

When I open a Google Docs document anonymously from my desktop computer (Windows 7 + Firefox esr 52), I always get this enormous green disk at the bottom right: Clicking on it has no effect, except ...
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Does anyone know what the different colors mean after using OCR in Google Docs?

Google Docs when using OCR on an image converts the document to text. However the text are all different colors on a spectrum. Does anyone know why different colors are created for different text? ...
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Create keystroke to a script [duplicate]

In Google "documents" (not Spreadsheets), I've a script to insert Date. How do I create a keystroke to activate the script?